Hello, I am a diehard Linux user and was intrigued by BeOS years back and moreso by the news that Haiku was based on BeOS and resurrected. I downloaded the OS file, downloaded Etcher, and followed the instructions to make a bootable USB drive. Upon boot, I was faced with a black screen with no response from keys or mouse. Rebooted only to face the same issue. Well, I’m not one to give up, so thinking maybe the SanDisk USB drive was at fault, used a nearly new, proven PNY thumb drive. This time, it did not even boot. I decided to table the matter for another time, and went to reformat the two USB drives. Imagine my surprise when neither one is recognized by Linux Mint, Chrome OS, Windows Vista, or Windows 10.
I downloaded a 3rd party utility for Linux, and it found the drives and said they cannot be formatted because they are corrupted. I am not sure what went wrong, but having installed and run 30+ Linux distros off of USB drives without issue, I believe that the fault lies either with the Haiku OS itself or with the method used to make a thumb drive bootable. If anyone has experienced this and has a solution, I am willing to try it again, but not at the expense of yet another thumb drive. Thanks.